8-year-old Advay Dhoot marks the international chess circuit-Sports News, Firstpost


Eight-year-old Advay entered the top four in India as the World Chess Federation (FIDE) recently released the list of new players.

Mumbai chess prodigy Advay Dhoot. Image: ANI

Advay Dhoot, a young chess player from Mumbai, has competed in chess tournaments on the European circuit, Germany and France and has achieved strong performances, making him one of the top contenders for junior chess in the world. ‘India.

Eight-year-old Advay entered the top four in India as the World Chess Federation (FIDE) recently released the list of new players.

The chess prodigy started playing at the age of four and since then has competed in and won matches in countless Indian and international tournaments. The third standard pupil of Dhirubhai Ambani School is one of the youngest chess players in the world and currently tops the Maharashtra rankings with an outstanding Elo score of 1337.

“His love for the game will take him far in this world of chess. He has made us proud by already becoming one of the strongest players among his peers and I see a lot of success in store for him in the future. Advay coach Guttula Balaji said in a statement.

Eight-year-old Mumbaikar achieved this feat thanks to his talent, passion and perseverance in chess. Last year, when the world shut down due to the pandemic, he used all of his free time to practice and learn advanced concepts.

He also started participating in online tournaments at state, national and world levels and managed to hone his skills by participating in over 50 online tournaments in 18 months.

Advay will be participating in a few national tournaments over the coming year, from January to April. In September, he will travel to Georgia to participate in the World School Championship.


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